LTR at the IFLA WLIC 2019 in Athens

LTR will have several meetings and sessions during the IFLA WLIC 2019 in Athens.

Standing Committee meetings for LTR are as follows:

Saturday 24 August
Business Meetings 13:30 – 15:30 HAEF 126

Session 025, SC I – Library Theory and Research

Monday 26 August
Business Meetings 10:45 – 13:15 Business Meeting Room 4
Session 110, SC II – Library Theory and Research


Open sessions LTR are involved in:

Tuesday 27 August
Congress Programme 16:00 – 18:00 MC 3
Session 193, International Framework for the Assessment of Quality Standards in LIS Education: the Role of Associations, Higher Education and the Professional Community – Library Theory and Research and Education and Training

Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Congress Programme 08:30 – 10:30 Mitropoulos
Session 207, Information Literacy in Context: Research Informing Practice informing Research – Information Literacy with Library Theory and Research

• Information Literacy Efforts Addressed to Schools in Greece
Hara Brindesi, Eugenides Foundation Library, Athens, Greece
Alexandra Papazoglou, Libraries of Athens College – Hellenic American Educational Foundation, Greece

• Approaching Information Literacy Through an Understanding of Students’ Information Behavior
Kaur Kiran, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hani Syazillah, Department of Education, Kuantan, Malaysia

• Game-Based Learning: a Cognitive Pedagogical Approach for Improving Students’ Information Literacy
Marina Encheva, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria
Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy
Mats Brenner, University of Gävle, Sweden

• Integrating Action Learning into Information Literacy Instruction in a Cross-Disciplinary Blended Learning Environment
Naicheng Chang, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hsuan-Yu Sheila Hsu, Wenzhou University, China

• Authority, Context and Containers: Student Perceptions and Judgments When Using Google for School Work
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Research, Dublin, OH, United States
Joyce Kasman Valenza, Rutgers University, Rydal, PA, United States
Christopher Cyr, OCLC Research, Dublin, OH, United States
Tara Tobin Cataldo, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States
Amy Buhler, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

• Integrating Information Literacies with Indigenous Paradigm
Rukuwai Jury, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Library History SIG programme

Thursday, 29 August 2019
Congress Programme, 13:45 – 15:45, Trianti

Session 271 Local History Collections, Genealogy and Oral History as Critical Information Services in Libraries – Local History and Genealogy with Asia & Oceania Section and Library History (SI)

  • Safeguarding the local history and tracing the genealogical history of Balifrom generation to generation – Ari Kurnia (Airlangga University, Java, Indonesia)
  • Inheritance and Innovation: Local History Collections in the Academy Library Shunqing Wang (Fudan University Library, Shanghai, China)
  • Archival research project. The unknown story of the Athens Municipal Library as part of the city’s history Georgia Antonopoulou (Athens, Athens, Greece)Vasiliki Sfika (Athens, Athens, Greece)
  • Oral Histories in Africa: Preserving Critical Knowledge Cherie Bush (FamilySearch International, United States, United States) Russell Lynch (FamilySearch International, United States, United States)
  • The Manila American Library exhibit at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition Brendan Luyt (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore) Karryl Kim Sagun (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore.

Post-conference satellite meeting 

Transforming LIS education for professionals in a global information world: digital inclusion, social inclusion and lifelong learning

Rome, 30-31 August

Library Theory and Research Section together with the Education and Training Section and Information Technology Section, in collaboration with the Vatican School of Library Science and ASIS&T SIG Education

For details, please see